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Subject: saddest decade?

Written By: Howard on 08/22/15 at 1:49 pm

I'm sure everyone has their take on the saddest decade, So what is yours?  ???

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: #Infinity on 08/22/15 at 2:13 pm

The 1930s, easily, though 1919, the 2001-2002 school year, and first half of the 1940s were pretty bleak periods, as well.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/22/15 at 4:41 pm

1910s. No sound in movies. That's really depressing!  :D

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/22/15 at 10:10 pm

Basically, the 1930s and early-mid 1940s were the most cruel decades in any of the 20th century, thanks to the Great Depression and the Second World War. It's just really bad since it was depressing having millions of Europeans lose their lives during that time. Hell, the world was almost fudgeed up by having the Nazis planning to get rid of every non-Aryan in Europe, and if they would succeed, the world.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/22/15 at 10:13 pm


1910s. No sound in movies. That's really depressing!  :D


How is that sad? It's not like everybody was entertained through movies back in the 1910s. They did lots of stuff that they thought was fun back then.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/22/15 at 11:35 pm


Basically, the 1930s and early-mid 1940s were the most cruel decades in any of the 20th century, thanks to the Great Depression and the Second World War. It's just really bad since it was depressing having millions of Europeans lose their lives during that time. Hell, the world was almost fudgeed up by having the Nazis planning to get rid of every non-Aryan in Europe, and if they would succeed, the world.


I bet people thought the world was going to end during the 30s and 40s.

1929-1945. Wow, what a dark time.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 1:29 am


1910s. No sound in movies. That's really depressing!  :D
Movies in the 1910's had piano or strings accompaniment to add emotion to the moving pictures. Originally the piano was introduce to cover the clacking sound for the noisy projector. 

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 1:29 am


I bet people thought the world was going to end during the 30s and 40s.

1929-1945. Wow, what a dark time.
Especially in Germany, with an unsettled political uncertainty and rising inflation.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: Howard on 08/23/15 at 2:53 pm

I think I will say the early 2000's.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/23/15 at 2:56 pm


Movies in the 1910's had piano or strings accompaniment to add emotion to the moving pictures. Originally the piano was introduce to cover the clacking sound for the noisy projector.


Oh.  :o

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/23/15 at 2:57 pm


I think I will say the early 2000's.


What's the saddest part of that time for you?

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: Howard on 08/23/15 at 3:23 pm


What's the saddest part of that time for you?


definitely 2001. :(

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/28/15 at 2:30 am


definitely 2001. :(


Yeah, there was 9/11/01 that year, the world trade center attacks.

Also, there was a recession starting that spring!

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: Howard on 08/28/15 at 7:25 am

I think after the 2010's have been somewhat sad. :(

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: yelimsexa on 09/01/15 at 9:16 am


I think after the 2010's have been somewhat sad. :(


I think this is just over-emotionalizing the present. The 2010s are almost certainly not a sad or dark as the 2000s so far. Sure, every decade has its problems, but given the technology of this decade (even compared to the 1990s), most of what the media is doing is vying for ratings rather than being critical, with a few exceptions.

Now the 1930s is the epitome of sad. Beginning with the worst economic depression in at least the last 150 years,  the "dirty thirties" was a great struggle that ended with WWII, with various problems (Dust Bowl, Nazi Germany, shantytowns, hobos, the Holocaust, According to one newspaper editor, it proved to be the saddest chapter in American immigration history, as during that decade, immigration was at a 100-year low.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/01/15 at 11:55 am


I think I will say the early 2000's.


I don't think the early 2000s were that bad. Sure, we had 9/11, but it's not like it traumatized everyone like it was the Holocaust or something. Hell, we even had the golden age of HBO original programming in the early and mid 2000s. So, it was kinda awesome in the early 2000s.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: ralfy on 09/01/15 at 12:12 pm

WW2, but the present is catching up.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 09/07/15 at 10:26 pm


I think this is just over-emotionalizing the present. The 2010s are almost certainly not a sad or dark as the 2000s so far.

You thought the 2000s were THAT sad? ???  Geez!

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/08/15 at 7:46 am


You thought the 2000s were THAT sad? ???  Geez!


Well, maybe he found the 2000s to be unpleasant to him due to 9/11 or something else. Same with how I find the 2010s a boring decade with terrible pop culture and such.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: ArcticFox on 09/08/15 at 1:55 pm


Well, maybe he found the 2000s to be unpleasant to him due to 9/11 or something else. Same with how I find the 2010s a boring decade with terrible pop culture and such.


???... I don't get what you mean. I actually think music is getting better. In 2012 I would have surely agreed with you, but now I think there's definitely a lot of promise bubbling up from under the surface and now people are starting to get tired of the current trends and we are getting the very first hints of something new.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/08/15 at 1:58 pm


???... I don't get what you mean. I actually think music is getting better. In 2012 I would have surely agreed with you, but now I think there's definitely a lot of promise bubbling up from under the surface and now people are starting to get tired of the current trends and we are getting the very first hints of something new.


Oh. Maybe it's just that I don't like the pop culture of this decade. It's always just the same crap that keeps popping up from rappers and pop artists. I don't find it to be appealing in my opinion.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: Howard on 09/08/15 at 2:47 pm


Well, maybe he found the 2000s to be unpleasant to him due to 9/11 or something else. Same with how I find the 2010s a boring decade with terrible pop culture and such.


I would agree with him.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: KatanaChick on 09/09/15 at 6:34 am


Basically, the 1930s and early-mid 1940s were the most cruel decades in any of the 20th century, thanks to the Great Depression and the Second World War. It's just really bad since it was depressing having millions of Europeans lose their lives during that time. Hell, the world was almost fudgeed up by having the Nazis planning to get rid of every non-Aryan in Europe, and if they would succeed, the world.

Well, WWII sure wouldn't have been fun, plus society was much different. The 30's I'd say was worse if you were American. I didn't live in those times though and going by what I know, these times are pretty dark.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/09/15 at 3:05 pm


Well, WWII sure wouldn't have been fun, plus society was much different. The 30's I'd say was worse if you were American. I didn't live in those times though and going by what I know, these times are pretty dark.


Wasn't the Great Depression effective for the whole world? Even outside America, countries like Germany were suffering through horrible political figures that took over the country (e.g. Hitler).

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/07/15 at 11:23 am

1930s. Watching Ken Burns' The Dust Bowl. Some horrific stuff going on.


Cat

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 10/07/15 at 6:15 pm

The 1930's are the obvious answer, but just to shake things up a bit, I'll focus on more modern times and say the 1970's. I mean, for goodness sake you had Vietnam, Watergate, the Oil Embargo, gas lines, Stagflation, Malaise, Gerald Ford getting shot at like fifty times, the meat shortage, sky-high crime rates, and the Iranian hostage crisis, just to name a few. Looking back, it's no wonder that a more fun, uplifting kind of music like Disco became so popular at the time.

Also, the 2000's really deserve some special mention, too. You had the worst terrorist attack in history, two of the world's worst ever natural disasters, and the worst financial crash since 1929 all happening in the same seven year stretch!

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: apollonia1986 on 10/07/15 at 6:33 pm

I say now with the way every time I turn around there's a school shooting or a cop killing an unarmed (usually black) person.
It's sad that each time I walk down to the corner store to get a soda I'm worried I won't make it back. Not because of some man snatching me, but because a guy with a badge wants to fling his weight around.

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/07/15 at 6:38 pm


The 1930's are the obvious answer, but just to shake things up a bit, I'll focus on more modern times and say the 1970's. I mean, for goodness sake you had Vietnam, Watergate, the Oil Embargo, gas lines, Stagflation, Malaise, Gerald Ford getting shot at like fifty times, the meat shortage, sky-high crime rates, and the Iranian hostage crisis, just to name a few. Looking back, it's no wonder that a more fun, uplifting kind of music like Disco became so popular at the time.

Also, the 2000's really deserve some special mention, too. You had the worst terrorist attack in history, two of the world's worst ever natural disasters, and the worst financial crash since 1929 all happening in the same seven year stretch!



It is really hard to judge things this close but I think history will probably say that the 2000s would probably be the sadder than the 1970s. You already mentioned 9/11, and the financial meltdown of 2008, you didn't mention that we were in 2 wars-that we are STILL fighting, the rise of mass shootings (which is still rising).

This present decade could be a contender, too. Trying to deal with the poor economy because of 2008, mass shootings, still fighting the wars in Afghanistan & Iraq and now you have ISIS, and then there are two things that could actually destroy our democracy; gerrymandering Congressional districts in 2010, & Citizens United decision in 2010. You also have the Supreme Court gutting the Voting Rights Act so it is easier for states to disenfranchise voters. And because of the gerrymandering of Congressional districts, Congress has become very dysfunctional. They shut down the government when they don't get their way and they don't pay the political price because their district is so gerrymandered they don't have to worry about a challenger.



Cat   

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: 80sfan on 10/07/15 at 7:47 pm

The 470s because Rome finally officially fell!  ;D  ;D

Subject: Re: saddest decade?

Written By: Howard on 10/08/15 at 7:51 am


I say now with the way every time I turn around there's a school shooting or a cop killing an unarmed (usually black) person.
It's sad that each time I walk down to the corner store to get a soda I'm worried I won't make it back. Not because of some man snatching me, but because a guy with a badge wants to fling his weight around.


I know Tiff, I've been seeing it in the news a lot lately.

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